I'm always on the lookout for people who are dedicated to making life feel extraordinary. Enter, Amy Krouse Rosenthal.

On her website, Amy humbly describes herself as "someone who likes to make things." What I want to add is that what she makes is amazing books, inspiring missions in the world, joyful gatherings, and moving short films. What she makes is — people happy. What she makes is — the seemingly ordinary turn absolutely extraordinary.

I've been a big fan of Amy's ever since I read Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life.

Recently, when I read Amy's whimsical new book, Plant a Kiss, which is beautifully illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, it inspired me to want to create a day dedicated to small acts of kindness and joy, which reap big results. If you watch the video below, you'll see why!

As you know from yesterday's post, my Plant a Kiss Day activity is organizing a Bubble Blowing Flash Mob in the park.

Here are some simple things YOU can do if you want to participate in Plant a Kiss Day:

  • stash a few love notes, flowers, or pinwheels out in the world for strangers to find 
  • leave artwork in a drab public restroom
  • make music in a public space
  • invite people to dance with you at a park
  • send anonymous love notes to people you know
  • create a Love List and mail it the old fashioned way
  • bake cookies for clerks at your local stores
  • pay for someone's lunch or coffee while in line at the cafe
  • Hand out bubbles or small toys to children in the park
  • Join in Amy Krouse Rosenthal's Texting Mission.
  • Do anything at all, for even the shortest amount of time, that plants the seed of joy.

And then, on May 1, visit our Plant a Kiss Blog Hop Party where 15 bloggers will be sharing their experiences of Plant a Kiss Day and giving away tons of amazing prizes! You can win any of a number of classes, books, artwork, jewelry, or coaching sessions simply by visiting and commenting on the 15 blogs in the hop.

Ready, set, Plant a kiss!


P.S. If the video is not displaying properly, because heck, who knows if it will, you can watch it on YouTube by clicking here.